|NEW MEXICO PLATE (1998), BY JOSH SIMPSON|
ACQUIRED FROM KITTRELL/RIFFKIND ART GLASS, DALLAS, TEXAS, AUGUST 1999
HAND-BLOWN GLASS, SIGNATURE ENGRAVED ON THE BASE BY THE ARTIST
When I went to Dallas to attend the 1999 Overseas Brats Reunion (my Dad used to be in the Air Force, so I lived all over the place, including overseas for five years), I spent some time looking through the tourist magazines that were in my hotel room. While browsing through the list of art galleries, I read that a show featuring Josh Simpson's work was underway at Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass... so naturally I had to go see what was available. This is one of two works that I decided to acquire during my visit.
This is a good example of what Josh Simpson calls New Mexico glass. The combination of colors and shapes within this type of glass is reminiscent of two things that are from New Mexico: the nighttime sky lends the colors, and the high-energy physics labs at Sandia lend the "electrical" shapes. This plate also has a green lip wrap.
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